Wiesenthal Center Denounces Nobel Prize Appeal For Anti-Israel BDS Movement

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is denouncing the call by a Norwegian politician to nominate the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment) Movement for the Nobel Peace Prize. In a statement picked up by the Inter Press News Agency, Bjørnar Moxnes, who leads Norway’s Red Party, said, “The BDS Movement’s aims and aspirations for basic human rights are irreproachable,” and awarding the Nobel to them would be “a powerful sign demonstrating that the international community is committed to supporting a just peace in the Middle East.” 

Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said that instead of the Peace Prize, the BDS movement deserves “the award for spreading malicious propaganda, universal hate and anti-Semitism.”

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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